CFD Online Logo CFD Online URL
www.cfd-online.com
[Sponsors]
Home > Forums > ANSYS

Simple fluid simulations in Ansys Mechanical.

Register Blogs Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old   June 15, 2014, 02:54
Lightbulb Simple fluid simulations in Ansys Mechanical.
  #1
New Member
 
Ramesh Mohan
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Munich
Posts: 11
Rep Power: 6
lamboram is on a distinguished road
Hello all,

I am working with Ansys Mechanical, mainly in thermal simulations. We have a problem in which there is a metal housing, inside this are some metal components. between the housing and metal components there is air. now the housing is completely sealed. When we heat up the housing from the outside, we want to know how much does the air heats up and in turn heats up the metal components inside. I hope I have explained this well.

Now the plan is to do a CFD, but the geometry we have is highly detailed and massive. CFD would be time consuming. I put forward a suggestion which I now want to clarify with you CFD experts. Now the air inside the housing is mostly stationary (let say predominantly). I could fill the inner part of the housing with a solid material, then Boolean the filled material with the components inside such that the material now will represent the air in between the inside face of housing and inner components. If I then define this filled material with properties of air and simulate, will it make mathematically and realistically (to an extent) good sense. Now my simulations are with thermal parameters. No moving components. and my temperature field is between lets say -40 to +200 deg. Celsius.

I look forward your suggestions,
lamboram
lamboram is offline   Reply With Quote

Reply

Tags
ansys, cfd, mechanical, thermal, work-around

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Connecting two fluid zones in Ansys Fluent 12 izumi11 FLUENT 22 June 6, 2015 03:34
Acoustic Analysis using Fluent and ANSYS mechanical ankit1512 ANSYS 0 November 10, 2013 19:46
FSI: Pressure and Normal Force don't match with expected values Geraud CFX 6 August 21, 2012 15:34
ANSYS Mechanical APDL mechanicaldesign ANSYS 0 April 26, 2010 09:24
Terrible Mistake In Fluid Dynamics History Abhi Main CFD Forum 12 July 8, 2002 09:11


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:32.